NeoEldarin

What Is Neo-Elvish and Is It Good or Bad?

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Many modern books and web sites that examine Tolkien’s Elvish languages take care to distinguish between Tolkien’s languages as he described them (Quenya and Sindarin) from fan-based reconstructions and extensions of his languages (Neo-Quenya and Neo-Sindarin). The distinction between Tolkien’s Elvish versus fan-based Neo-Elvish can confuse new students of the languages. People who approach the languages for the first time usually want to use them just as Tolkien did, and avoid fan-based reconstructions.

Handles

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How would you call handles of objects like pots, mugs, pans etc. in Quenya?

 

I am (of course) inclined to go for the "ear(s)" metaphor as we do in Hungarian and call them hlas/hlari - this seems to be also in line with the idea behind unquilla(r).

 

P.S. there is also tolma, but that looks like specifically a rounded and short knob.

doubt

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Would you say *attindo is a reasonable neologism for "doubt, hesitation"? same indo atta "have doubt, to be in doubt"? nán imbi indu "I am in between two minds/ wills"? For the transitive doubt perhaps simply *atya-? For the noun I'd prefer a compound where indo is first as in inwiste, but I can't find any good attestation for "sway, swing, waver" etc

 

[A cross-post from Discord]

Sindarin Chat

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This thread is for chatting in (Neo)Sindarin - anything that comes to your mind and would like to share with the world! You can use Tengwar (see the Help page in the main menu to find out how you can do that) or in Latin. Fire away!

Quenya Chat

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This thread is for free chatting in NeoQuenya - any topic that comes to your mind, you can use Tengwar or Latin characters, whatever tickles your fancy. Please visit the Help page from the main menu to find out how you can use Tengwar. Chat away!